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EUROPE: Food of the future? E.U. nations put mealworms on menu

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 6:46am
Dried yellow mealworms could soon be hitting supermarket shelves and restaurants across Europe.

INTERNATIONAL: New climate goals won't prevent damaging heat — analysis

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 6:46am
New climate pledges by the biggest-emitting countries could prevent planetary warming from exceeding 2.4 degrees Celsius, bringing the world closer to avoiding catastrophic climate effects, according to an analysis released yesterday.

LOUISIANA: House wants parishes to help pay post-Katrina levee debt

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 6:46am
Lawmakers in the state House want New Orleans and four neighboring parishes to come up with a plan to help the state pay off a hefty debt to the federal government for upgrades made to the region's flood protection system after Hurricane Katrina.

CONGRESS: Republicans demand documents on Kerry's security clearance

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 6:46am
House Republicans are seeking documents from the White House on climate envoy John Kerry, following reports of leaked audio that seemed to suggest the former secretary of State had divulged secrets to Iran.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Automakers: States 'unlikely to reach' 2035 gas-free goal

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 6:46am
The auto industry's largest trade group challenged 11 governors who are calling for a national phase-out of gasoline cars to put clean vehicles on their own roads first.

CONGRESS: Flood bill would help 'fancy pants' beach houses — lawmaker

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 6:46am
A Republican member of Congress yesterday ridiculed a proposal to tightly restrict increases on flood insurance premiums, signaling the first opposition to a plan floated by top Democrats.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Group with Biden's ear says coal will be gone by 2025

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 6:46am
Eighty percent of the coal plants in America are uneconomic compared to wind and solar or are already slated to retire by 2025, according to a new paper released today.

ADAPTATION: Whitest paint ever spotlights dark effects of city heat

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 6:46am
A new "ultra-white' paint could be a valuable tool for adapting to climate change. But it comes as city officials are haltingly adopting policies to confront a rising number of heat waves.

WHITE HOUSE: Meet Biden's climate voice on Capitol Hill

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 6:46am
Much of the world's climate fate may depend on a person you've never heard of.

COAL: Wyo. backs industry with $1.2M threat to sue other states

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 6:35am
While most states pursue ways to boost renewable energy, Wyoming is doing the opposite with a new program aimed at propping up the dwindling coal industry by suing other states that block exports of Wyoming coal and cause Wyoming coal-fired power plants to shut down.

INDIA: Oil demand drops as wave of virus convulses nation

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 6:35am
India's COVID-19 crisis has pummeled demand for transport fuels to the lowest in several months, highlighting the risks for energy consumption amid an uneven global recovery from the pandemic.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Tesla's German plant delayed until next year — magazine

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 6:35am
Tesla Inc.'s factory outside Berlin won't start production before the end of January next year due to delays affecting battery pack output, German trade magazine Automobilwoche reported, citing unidentified sources close to the company.

PANDEMIC: Public transit hopes to win back riders after crushing year

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 6:35am
Taking the Los Angeles Metro for his first trip in months, Brad Hudson felt a moment of normalcy when the train rolled into the station in South Pasadena, Calif., harking back to his daily commute into LA before the coronavirus pandemic.

SCIENCE: Red Sea 'super corals' can survive climate-driven heat waves

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 6:35am
Coral reefs all over the world, from the Florida Reef Tract to Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, are bleaching and dying as ocean temperatures rise. But in a small pocket of the northern Red Sea known as the Gulf of Aqaba, corals are mysteriously thriving.

UNITED KINGDOM: Students sue over human rights impact of climate change

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 6:35am
Three students are suing the United Kingdom over its alleged failure to safeguard human rights by slashing planet-warming pollution.

EXTREME WEATHER: Homebuyers lacking risk disclosures overpay in flood zones

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 6:35am
U.S. homebuyers are paying tens of thousands of dollars too much for homes in flood zones because they don't know about the flood risk, according to a new study that shows vital information about climate change is failing to reach consumers.

BUSINESS: Warren Buffett's successor is an energy executive

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 6:35am
Greg Abel, the next leader of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is a former geothermal energy executive who has overseen the sprawling firm's recent natural gas expansion.

BUSINESS: Why Exxon hates the Rockefellers, its founding family

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 6:35am
Exxon Mobil Corp. has a strategy for firing back at supporters of climate change litigation: Blame the Rockefellers.

EXTREME WEATHER: Brutal winter drains Texas of precious summer heat relief

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 6:35am
It's finally May, which means the unofficial outdoor swimming season has arrived for a half-million Texas pool owners.

CHINA: Extreme weather kills 11, injures 66

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 6:47am
An extreme thunderstorm hit an eastern Chinese city, leaving 11 dead and 66 injured, with strong winds causing buildings and trees to collapse, officials said.